Category Archives: Knowledge Process Outsourcing & Analytics

Why some service providers are grimly clinging onto the labor-arbitrage model

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A new breed of provider has to emerge, which can disrupt the legacy labor-based model

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Murphy’s BPO Law

Carole Murphy is Capgemini's Head of BPO Business Transformation

Phil Fersht interviews Carole Murphy, Capgemini’s Head of BPO Business Transformation Services

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Deconstructing your manual BPO activities for the As-a-Service Economy

Charles Sutherland (pictured right) deconstructs BPO with Tom Ivory in a Dallas parking lot

Architecting a BPO solution is not all that different from being a writer of a comedy movie, whether that writer happens to be based in Hollywood, London, Paris or Mumbai.

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How successful do you think you really are?

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A truly frightening way to look at yourself…

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More hope less fear, please – Digital is not only changing the way we work, it’s improving it

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The world of work’s just so much more interesting and rewarding today that it was even five years’ ago

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Cooking up NASSCOM’s $50 billion Bangalore biryani

Charles Sutherland closes out this year's Nasscom BPM Summit in Bangalore

Charles Sutherland shares thoughts on NASSCOM’s ambition to grow Business Process exports from $20 Billion in 2014 to $50 Billion by 2020.

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Cognizant’s CEO Frank D’Souza talks to us about his recent $2.7bn shopping trip

Francisco D'Souza, Cognizant CEO (Click for bio)

We grabbed a few minutes with Cognizant’s CEO, Frank D’Souza, to talk about why his company made this move

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Cognizant makes the biggest bet ever by an Indian services provider. This is a big bloody deal…

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Cognizant has upped the ante; now it’s time for the ambitious providers to open their war-chests

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Shamelessly Shamus: Why Europe is positioned to leapfrog the United States

Shamus Rae is Partner at KPMG and Heads Operational Transformation in Europe

Did you hear the one about the Mamil (middle aged man in lycra), who got off his bike, donned a suit and tie and joined a Big 4 consulting firm to wax lyrical about sourcing strategy?

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Welcome to the era of churn, where 50% of outsourcing contracts are at risk

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Clients are genuinely walking away from outsourcing relationships which provide mediocre value

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ISG, Enlighta and KPMG make the Winner’s Circle for Governance Solutions

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Mike Beals talks to HfS readers about his new HfS Blueprint Report, “Shared Services & Outsourcing Governance Solutions”

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How can we re-humanize the enterprise with two-thirds of staff becoming irrelevant, a similar number sick of their employers

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There needs to be a significant mindset change from both employers and their staff to re-humanize the enterprise

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What’s the real impact of Digital Technologies on Outsourcing and Shared Services?

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The business world is fundamentally shifting, but do our organizations really need to reinvent their operating models to stay ahead of the curve?

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Eugene eulogizes about managed governance services

Eugene Kublanov, Managing Director for KPMG's Managed Governance Services

HfS interviews the great bald eagle of sourcing himself, Eugene Kublanov.

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Cognizant, Sitel and TCS rock the retail operations Winner’s Circle

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HfS unveils Blueprint Report on Retail Operations Services

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The Digital Transformation Services Blueprint Primer is unveiled: Accenture, Cognizant, IBM, Infosys and TCS are the front runners

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HfS has published a Blueprint Primer Report that evaluates this emerging Digital Transformation services landscape

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Accenture makes significant As-a-Service play by bringing together Operations, Cloud and Infrastructure

Mike Salvino is Group Chief Executive, Accenture Operations, Infrastructure and Cloud Services

The services world has already started to change – and those who are only just realizing this may already be too late

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Apple goes all corporate on us

Ned May, SVP Enterprise Mobility and Digital Services Research, HfS (Click for Bio)

I wanted to draw your attention to HfS’ enterprise mobility analyst, Ned May, who focused on the simple fact that this alliance finally gets Apple into the enterprise through the front door

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Capgemini, Accenture, HAVI and Entercoms make up the first-ever Winner’s Circle for Supply Chain BPO

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The analyst industry’s first ever attempt to flesh out the leading providers in Supply Chain Management BPO Services

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The new table-stakes: Fixing the Analog Present for a Digital Future

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Until our industry takes the painful steps to fix the current legacy it has created, many will likely fail in creating a new era of Digital services

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